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All eyes on Chelsea after disappointing start to Gameweek 23

Many Fantasy Premier League managers are relying on Chelsea assets to bail them out after a disappointing start to Gameweek 23.

With Manchester City largely frustrated by Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, there is increased pressure on the final three fixtures of the weekend.

As expected Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) starts up-front and is flanked by Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m) and Willian (£7.2m).

There is also a third consecutive start at right-back for Reece James (£5.0m), while Andreas Christensen (£4.9m) and Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) are chosen at centre-back.

Newcastle are boosted by a return to fitness for winger Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) who starts in a four-man midfield on the opposite flank to Miguel Almirón (£5.8m).

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Willems, Fernández, Lascelles, Clark, Krafth; Almirón, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger, R James; Mount, Jorginho, Kanté; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian.

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  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Before gameweek 22 I had to decide between

    A) Aguero (C) + Traore for two weeks
    B) Sterling (C) + DCL for two weeks

    Should have went with my guts instead of listening to to all the "aguero is a rotation risk" bs. Effectively cost me over 60 pts (have not done the math) . Can only blame my self though. Spending to much time on this site makes one 2nd guess every decision you make. No more.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You believed that Aguero was a big rotation risk and Sterling wasn’t?

    2. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      U make your own decisions at the end of the day...
      I benched Troare this wk and only got him in after his last haul so...
      And I bought Ings this wk...

    3. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Got to make your own decisions

    4. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      In FPL, going against your gut is the worst thing you can do. If you go with your gut and it fails, you can say you tried, cause it's just a game. In June/July, FPL will be the last worry on your mind

    5. fusen
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You were just unlucky, it's part of the game.

    6. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bye again 🙂

    7. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      But Aguero is a rotation risk

      1. FirMinaMiMo
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Bye bye kun for just a week !
          Thanks for yur scores! 🙂
          He will be rested nxt game!

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        At least when I make this kind of post Im not being serious. Lol

      3. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cliff notes:

        FPL is a game where 50:50 decisions which have similar expected points can have huge differences in actual points

        That’s the game - within the lows you wouldn’t enjoy the highs as much when things like this go in your favour

        1. fusen
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          a million times this, hindsight is a wonderful thing which seems to ignore the luck involved

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That implies that things ever go in your favor.

    8. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Aguero 26pts, my other 6 players 9pts.

      Legend

      1. FirMinaMiMo
          1 month, 8 days ago

          My prev week !!!
          Kun = 20
          10 players = 21

          🙂 Rest is history lol!

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United

        Sheffield Wednesday 0-5 Blackburn Rovers

        Poor result for Sheffield United.

      3. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Liverpool could be crowned Champions at The Etihad 🙂

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Gonna be an incredible game either way, no way they would want Liverpool to remain unbeaten.

        2. MITHRRANDIRR
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          With an easy 3-0 win. Man City have no spine.

      4. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sitting pretty in 2nd place in ML with Vardy capt...

        Within 5 mins two rivals below me Aguero capt and I'm in 4th.

      5. Please Answer Me
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        How did Ayew look?

      6. Inazuma X1
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Best Newcastle defender for under 4.3?

      7. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sergio is a gorgeous animal.

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Congrats to all Kun cappers. I just hope Vardy compensate/reduce the damage with small haul 🙂

        2. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Rashford (Neto) as well!

        3. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          You are having a stormer. 😮

        4. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          No more congratulations to you 🙁

      8. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Anyone without aguero Jimenez or gazza had a shocker surely.

        16 points so far mahrez captain

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I captained Pukki so not sure.. you tell me

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            9 points is very good today

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yep. Me on 28-4

          Rival on 55 with those two and same players left to play... Not good.

      9. Stoic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Happy with Jiminez 13 ptr but still want to sell him for DCL/Deeney for next three.
        Lol. Thoughts ?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Season keeper

        2. o0Ash
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I sold him for Ings last week so I'm still believing it was right. Jiminez won't score well for the next few weeks. If I think otherwise, I have to believe I'm an idiot!

        3. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I'm holding for now. He still managed to get a 11 point return against Man City and has bagged 2 goals today. He is on on penalties aswell, chances of returns don't look great but you never know.

        4. Skloppy Kops
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He has good stats against big teams

      10. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Got more points on my bench than in my first XI 🙁

        1. Steerpike
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Me too, got fed up with Gazzaniga scoring 1 or 2 so I benched him this week, works well with kdb(c)!

          1. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I benched Foster as I thought Spurs would score, and played Ryan. Also ended up with Grealish as first sub.

            The only good thing is I switched from KDB to Vardy as captain this morning.

            I say good, let's see...

      11. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sell the deep, KBD.

        Sell him quick!

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          You know that he will probably score Hattie of assist vs SHU:)

        2. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Remmember what happened last time people sold mega haul

      12. fusen
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Last week Fleck was first sub

        The last change I made before the deadline was moving Fleck to second sub and Rico to first sub.

        I have Rashford in my first 11 who is most likely not going to play

        hahaha, this bloody game. 19 points in 2 weeks from same player on the bench.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          You favoured a BOU defender over an attacking mid playing Arsenal?

          1. fusen
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            it was a moment of madness, I thought surely Bournemouth need to turn around and fluke a clean sheet at some point, ended up being 1-0 to a stupid pen, so close...

      13. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Did tammy to ings, so far have 7pts from 4, prepare yourself for the tammy haul tonight.

      14. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        13 points from 6 today, absolute shocker! How you all getting on?

        1. FPLGeezer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          18 from 6 with captain Vardy left to go too.

        2. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          10 from 5 🙁

        3. Ritchies Magic Hat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          11 from 6, sold Jimi benched Gazza etc

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          12 from 5.

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Better not to ask. Sh1Te and rivals had Kun (c)..

          2. Stram Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            11 from 5, Vardy captain, playing Rash and Traore first on bench...

        5. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Beating you. 10 points from 6 and benched Traore's points

      15. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pep paid the price of playing KdB as CB. Shame the best organiser in the game is being used as defender.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Peps incompetence meant he didn’t sign a CB after Kompany left, so someone has to play there...

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Why not played Rodrigo. KdB plays best behind the ATT.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Super Stones for RCB.

              Rodri been exposed a lot recently.

      16. FreddyP3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Did Ings get a touch (assist) on the first goal?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          No.

      17. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bald fraud. Finally agreed

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Needs backing from the board in Jan.

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Why he is changing team and formation all the time??

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Needs 2 CBs.

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                That I understand but to me the difference between city and pool is because of this constant and unnecessary rotation

            2. MITHRRANDIRR
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Trying to look too smart. Always tinkering.

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                This seems the most likely reason tbh

        2. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Playing the price for benching your in form player (Mahrez) and moving back your most creative player!

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Exactly

      18. Don Corleone the 1st
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Tempted to do -8

        OUT: Vardy, Maddison, Grealish
        IN: Kun, Mane, Cantwell/Fleck

        Appreciate any thoughts

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Any way you can get Kun + pool defender for -4?

          1. Don Corleone the 1st
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yes I can, but Mane tempts me more than Robbo

            1. tucaoneo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              As far as -8 goes that plan looks nice.

              1. Don Corleone the 1st
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                All I planned for next week is Maddison to Mane for free. BUT if Leicester do not show something against Burnley, that -8 might happen.

                TY

      19. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Jimenez rescued me to some extent

      20. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Holgate is a rare transfer that immediately gave me points. Proud of myself for playing him despite Ancelotti fearmongering.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Benched him due to CA comments. Silly.

      21. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Will chelsea win this evening? Last leg of my acca

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I think so

      22. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thought I’d made my mind up on Jimenez -> Firmino being last transfer for DGW24 but not sure after that!

        Which one?

        A - Jimenez -> Firmino
        B - KDB -> Mane
        C - Aurier -> Robertson

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          c

          1. Ritchies Magic Hat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yeah C looks better long term

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          C

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Robbo, unless there’s another way to fund Mane.

      23. EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Did Traore to Richarlison for -4..

      24. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It took Haaland 24 minutes to score a hatty in his Dortmund debut.

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Could have done it for a proper team in a proper league if he had any ambition

          1. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            No that career planning is perfect. Dortmund is the perfect team if you want to end up with Madrid or Barca.

        2. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          This guy is just an animal

        3. MITHRRANDIRR
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He's going to be a mega star.

      25. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What a dire afternoon. Only crumb of comfort is captaining Mane over Ings and KDB. Sold Jimenez for Ings. Just typical. Held off Ings for so long and the minute I bring him in, he blanks. Frustrating game.

        1. MITHRRANDIRR
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Same here. I was captaining Aguero every game early on in the season (Norwich, Watford) and he was blanking, getting benched and returning 6 pointers, now he's on fire. This game is pretty much all luck.

      26. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 8 days ago

          hmmm as its been sucha disaster recently I might actually just deploy my secret free hit plan for 24 instead.

        • HD7
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Have Vardy C Opponet in league Kun

          Have Dunk, he has Grealish,
          Have Ings, he has Traore

          ...really need Vardy and Mane to step up and at least reduce the loss

        • Pukkipartyy
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Best def for Rico upto 5.1?

        • Energetics
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          So Jiminez to Ings was about decision

          1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yep. I was close to getting him - couldn't decide between transferring in Jiminez or Ings with Traore, glad i went for the former.